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Re: [Debconf-team] Diversity Sponsorships

That sounds reasonable to me. It requires less effort to raise awareness
among current participants, and we can pretty easily create an order of
operations for people not currently involved or planning to pre-register.

Can we also include a link to a write-up about the Diversity
Sponsorships (the purpose, the plan, etc)?


On 03/16/2016 11:19 AM, David Bremner wrote:
> Molly de Blanc <deblanc@riseup.net> writes:
>> Diversity sponsorships are great. It's nice to help people get to
>> DebConf and hang out (and hack) with our new and pre-existing Debian
>> friends.
>> Some people expressed interest in being part of this process.
>> The line item in the budget is 150,000ZAR (about 9.300USD or 8,400EUR),
>> which I think will probably be enough for 4-6 people, depending on
>> interest. I have a more detailed file of notes I can share if there's
>> interest. This includes topics like:
>> -goals of the effort
>> -groups, individuals, and organizations to reach out to on spreading the
>> word
>> -purchasing transit tickets for people based on need (as opposed to
>> reimbursements)
>> -language to be used
> How, if at all do you (collectively) want this to interact with the
> regular bursaries process?
> I think registration will open pretty soon, so it would be potentially
> helpful to tell people as part of the instructions
>         https://wafertest.debconf.org/bursaries
> that they can ask to have have their application routed to the diversity
> team by writing something in the "details" box. I understand from
> previous discussions that you might want to collect applications other
> ways as well.
> d

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